South Brunswick, New Jersey (WABC) — New Jersey police are searching for the cab of a tractor after a woman was reportedly spotted covered in blood and screaming for help.
South Brunswick Police say they have responded to Route 130 near Dayton Toyota after receiving a report of a woman seen screaming for help in the white cab of a tractor-trailer around 2:00 pm.
They say a witness said the woman was bleeding from her face and the truck driver dragged her back into the cab as she headed onto Highway 130 south and then exited at the Ridge Road exit.
The victim is described as a 20-year-old woman with long brown hair and a brown flannel shirt.
Police said the suspect they were looking for was driving a tractor cab and was described as a bald, elderly white man with a white beard and blue shirt.
Detectives recovered videos showing the cab of a tractor-trailer on Route 130.
“You watch a video like this and the hairs on the back of your head start to stand up a little and you say, ‘You know what this is, we really need to look into this,’” said Detective South Brunswick. Sergeant, said Timothy Hoover.
At first glance, the video is unremarkable and grainy, but a man running towards a truck tractor alerted police to a woman in distress.
“The woman seemed to be calling for help, he turns around and sees that she is trying to run away,” Hoover said. “Perhaps there is a laceration somewhere on her face that could start bleeding, the woman is pulled back into the truck and the truck takes off at high speed, dropping to 130.”
South Brunswick PD doesn’t have much to say, but Hoover should try to figure out what it was.
“Is this human trafficking? It’s as simple as a domestic dispute between husband and wife or boyfriend and girlfriend,” Hoover said. “To some extent, she is being held against her will, and that really worries us.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the South Brunswick Police Department at 732-329-4646.
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